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50 Shades of Pink. Women of Breast Influence - Michelle Sheppard

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50 Shades of Pink.  Women of Breast Influence - Michelle Sheppard

This month I introduce you to Michelle Sheppard, a gorgeous Trans Woman, who I met through social media.  We connected over our love of bras (surprise) and I am happy that I was able to help Michelle.  Although Michelle has not experienced breast cancer personally, I believe her story is important; her advocacy work within her community and teaching her young daughters about body confidence.  Michelle was recently invited by Cancer Council Victoria to participate in their “The Beautiful Women Campaign”.  This campaign is designed to celebrate the beauty and diversity of women and encourage all women in all communities,...

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50 Shades of Pink.  Women of Breast Influence - Jennifer Pellechio-Lukowiak

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50 Shades of Pink.  Women of Breast Influence - Jennifer Pellechio-Lukowiak

Our first "Women of Breast Influence" is Jennifer Pellechio-Lukowiak.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jenn last year in New York City and loved her instantly.  Jenn is the author of ‘Does This Outfit Make Me Look Bald?’ and writes regular blogs on her website and social media.  You will love Jenn who was the original Tamoxibabe and is now a rocking Arimidiva. I asked the amazing Arimidiva, Jennifer, what her shade of pink was and she replied:  "Oh and I love that you asked me my favorite pink color...I'm a color nerd and I love Pantone's Knockout Pink.  It's...

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50 Shades of Pink - Women of Breast Influence

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I come up with some big crazy ideas and that I like to challenge myself. Sexy mastectomy bras anyone? Last year I wrote about the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer and the amazing women we have in the breast cancer community. This year, I hand the blog to my soul sisters and ask them to share their personal story with breast cancer and how their experience has led them to make a change. You will be WOW’d by each and every woman. I know I was. I called this blog series 50 Shades of Pink....

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Lessons from October

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Pinktober is well and truly over.  The pink ribbons are packed away, news stories have slowed down and the pink events are over until next year. So what have we learnt from Pinktober? I would say that there were many lessons and yet there is still more to learn. Thankfully, people are starting to understand that breast cancer is beyond pink.  It is real and nasty.  It cannot be tied up in a pretty pink ribbon.  It is more than a pink a ribbon.  Breast cancer affects real people, their families and their lives.  The McGrath Foundation recently published survey...

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Helpful Hints

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Helpful Hints

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Friday, 18 April 2008.  That day is seared into my memory and I can honestly detail every moment of that day.  From that day my life was divided into two parts – before cancer (BC) and after diagnosis (AD). When I heard the words that I honestly never thought I would hear in my life, I broke down in tears.  My world changed that day.  I made the decision to follow the advice of my medical team.  My treatment was a mastectomy with an immediate reconstruction, chemo and now the joys of tamoxifen. ...

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